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Well-Being of Seniors

Physical well-being is vital for seniors, especially since their bones get brittle as they age. Seniors suffering from mobility issues or poor balance look for ways to assist them in addressing these problems. Depending on the severity of pain or ailment, here are a few ideas to help seniors restore their physical functions: • Light…

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What is prehab and why is it important?

You’ve scheduled a surgery and you know that depending on the type of surgery you have, you will most likely have to complete some sort of rehabilitation/physical therapy after in order to fully recover. But have you heard of prehab? The word prehab is derived from the word ‘prehabilitation’ (which is short for ‘preoperative rehabilitation’), and it…

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Keep Young Athletes on Track With PT

High school sports are much more than just a game or a match. They are the pride of our community, an annual tradition and help bring people together.  With sports camps and more structured activities, young athletes today are increasingly likely to play their chosen sport year-round. But more time on the field brings a…

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3 things to know about hip flexors

The hip flexors are a group of muscles located on the front top of your thigh in the pelvic area, and allow you to flex your hips and bend your knees to your hips. The hip flexor muscles play an important role in your ability to move around and stabilize yourself. Here are 3 things…

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What is mobility and why is it important?

Mobility is one of the most important aspects of physical activity. It is important to focus on your mobility as a key to maintaining overall health, regardless of your fitness level and goals. Mobility — the ability to move or walk freely and easily — is critical for functioning well and living independently. If you…

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Relieve sciatica pain with physical therapy

There is no one cause for back pain. Sciatica, which is also known as sciatic neuralgia, is a condition that causes pain in the low back, down the back of the leg and into the foot. Many people experience the pain of sciatica, but never achieve a long-term solution. An untreated sciatic condition can continue…

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Overcoming shoulder impingement

A sharp, sudden pain in your shoulder when you lift your arm overhead or backward can indicate shoulder impingement. Shoulder impingement is a common cause of shoulder pain, and commonly associated with swimmers and baseball players, but previous shoulder injuries and aging are also risk factors. In most cases, shoulder impingement is caused by overuse.…

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PT tip of the day: Proper lift technique for those holiday packages

Prepare for the lift by drawing your navel to your spine to set your core. Stand with legs apart to increase your base of support, bend from the knees, keep back straight, keep the load close to your body, lift from the legs. Don’t twist from the spine, instead turn feet with the load. Don’t…

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Shoulder Stabilization is Essential to Neck Posture

Shoulder blade stabilization is essential for neck posture and spine health during exercise and in everyday life. Do you ever feel tight in your upper shoulders? Do you have back pain during exercise? Continue reading. Shoulder rounding tends to follow incorrect neck posture. Conversely, stabilizing the scapulae by “straightening” the shoulders make correcting one’s neck…

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Pilates and Total Knee Replacement

Doing Pilates following total knee replacement has a number of benefits. These include improved function, strength and balance. Within a physical therapy framework, total knee patients get care tailored to their needs throughout the post-surgery phase. Medical professionals agree that moving ASAP after injury improves prognosis. This “early mobilization” principle applies to TKR patients as…

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